November 28, 2011

December Calendar Cards {free download}



Alright friends.. here they are! December calendar cards.

I hope you enjoy them! Download them below for free!

December Calendar Cards


If you download these- please leave a comment! I would love to know you grabbed them!

If you have a blog- I would love for you to add my blog link or button to it!


Thank you!

xoxo.. Kacey

One last time.. December Calendar Cards

Cyber Monday Deals


I am a HUGE {bigger than HUGE!} online shopper- I love to shop- but I will come back home and purchase the items I want online if they are available. Here are some great deals that I have stumbled across this morning.

I would LOVE to hear about your favorite sales today! Leave me a comment!

First.. Ebates has double cash back at 500 stores.. seriously, go sign up NOW and use Ebates every time you shop!

How does it work? Before you go to a website.. go to Ebates before you go to the website. For instance .. if I want to shop at Old Navy. Don’t go straight to the Old Navy website- go to Ebates.. click on Old Navy (it will take you straight to the Old Navy website) THEN SHOP! Yes, it is one little teeny tiny step- but come on. It’s FREE MONEY!

And yes, I get a little cash back when you sign up because I referred you. But, you should do it anyway! I have been using Ebates for over 2 years now.. it works!

Coupon Codes:

But, here are some cool deals ..

My favorite coupon site is www.

I always check it before I “check out”.

Teachers Pay Teachers .. use code CMS28 to get anywhere from 10-30% off

Kohl’s …20% off with code CYBER20 (go through Ebates to get 6% cash back!)

Land’s End… 30% off and free shipping with code DRUMSTICK / Pin # 1121 (go through Ebates to get 6% cash back!)

Tom’s Shoes – $5 off and free shipping Use code CC47 (go through Ebates to get 10% cash back!)

Old Navy – 30% off with code HUGECYBER (go through Ebates to get 7% cash back!)

Vera Bradley- huge sale- just head over and look! (go through Ebates to get 6% cash back!)


Daily Deal Sites:

$20 Office Max Credit for $10 at Living Social

50 David’s Cookies gift credit for $25 on Eversave

Zulily has Scholastic DVD’s at a great price!

Small Businesses:

The Twinery

The Rusted Chain

The Vintage Pearl

And I would love for you to come check out my Doodle Bugs Paper website for my sale items!


Doodle Bugs Paper Sale Items!

November 27, 2011

{Christmas Centers}


I have just listed a Christmas center pack on TpT.

You can click below to check it out.

Christmas Centers

Here are the recording sheets you can download for FREE!

Christmas Centers Recording Sheets

So here is what is included in this pack…

Counting by 2’s sleigh cards.


These go from 2-50.



The recording sheet has a place for students to write the numbers and at the bottom write the missing before and after numbers.

Months of the Year Cards


Students can arrange the cards in order. Then use the ornament cards to answer the questions.


Lots of good “thinking” questions- and ordinal word practice.


There are 2 recording sheets to go with this activity. The first one is just writing the months in order. The second one is answering the questions.

Christmas ABC order cards


Put the cards in order then write and illustrate the words in ABC order.


I am also going to print 2 sets of these cards for students to play “memory”.

Base Ten Cards


Students count the ones & tens pieces and record their answers on the recording sheet.


Number Words

Students read the number words and write the number and write if it is even or odd on the recording sheet.


Here are the links one more time…

Christmas Centers on TPT

Here are the recording sheets you can download for FREE!

Christmas Centers Recording Sheets


November 25, 2011

{Black Friday Sale and Online Deals }

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Come on over to my Doodle Bugs website! I have restocked the SALE page and LOWERED the prices on all the generic items on the site!

Everything is limited quantities!

Doodle Bugs Paper Sale items

Shipping is also a flat rate of $6.00..


And as a little extra.. Living Social has a $20 gift certificate for $10 to Office Max! Here is the link

Office Max Deal

I just bought one.. I can always use something!

And Groupon has a gift certificate for

Old Navy. $20 credit for $10…

(I would suggest you go to Ebates and click on Groupon (get 6% cash back today!) then buy your Old Navy deal)


And as if that is not enough Ebates has a HUGE list of stores that are offering double cash back! I have already used Bath & Body Works, Barnes and Noble, and I am about to use them to shop on North Face.

The picture above proves that everyone should use with Ebates.. that is the last check I got and it is on my desk right now- Who doesn’t want $252 to use at Christmas time!

So, what deals do you have to share with me? I have a list of items and prices. I have a few things I bought this morning- but I am hoping Cyber Monday is busting with great deals.. and I have the day off from school to shop!

November 13, 2011

Monkeys & Thanksgiving


This weekend has been a crazy busy one.. it’s the holiday season which means I pull long hours working on orders for my stationery business.

I get up early and I go to bed late. It makes for long days in first grade! My inspiration is knowing that Thanksgiving break is next week.. yippie!

Believe it or not- I walked out of school on Friday with NOTHING! My lesson plans are done, my papers are graded, my room was cleaned, and it felt good.

I look forward to having an organized week. My daily drawers are stocked with each day’s papers already run and ready to go!


So, between working on orders this weekend- I finally printed and laminated my monkey unit!

I usually do monkeys in January.


I have to finish up working on my recording sheets and then it will be ready.. stay tuned.

Do you do a monkey unit?


Here is a Thanksgiving number word paper I made last week I thought I would share- my kids have taken off learning and knowing how to read number words!

Those cute adorable graphics are by kpm doodles! Seriously.. she rocks!

You can download below

Thanksgiving Number Word Paper

Have a great Thanksgiving week at school! I am thankful for my little first graders who I truly enjoy .. even on a Monday morning when I want to be at home in my bed.

November 10, 2011

Time is scootin’ by


November 10th? Really?

012How in the WORLD did we get this far into the school year?


I mean.. we have turkeys on the bulletin board…


Turkey and Thanksgiving books out on the sharing table…

and we are doing Thanksgiving centers but I honestly feel like it is still August. Time is scootin’ on by.. and I can not get caught up..

Can I get an AMEN?


This week we are working on the Thankgiving centers that I have for sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. The number words above are for the most part.. too easy. {guess that proves that we really are not in August anymore!}


Tally marks are a breeze for about 3/4 of my class- the other 1/4 have a hard time jumping from 5’s to 1’s.


Even and Odd??

They got it!

This center is excellent practice for them! Lots of team work and busy minds working at the “blue pocket chart”.


Nothing I love more.. kids working with clipboard in their lap.


We have spelled Thanksgiving no less than 20 times this week.. they don’t know it but it will be their bonus word on their spelling test tomorrow.


This center has been fun for them this week. This is the first time this year they have glued anything on a sentence strip- so they think they hit the jackpot with them!

I also want to mention that I partnered up with some fabulous friends to host a Gobble Up Some Goodies giveaway. You can check it out on Mrs. Freshwaters blog.




This is the holiday season for my stationery business.. so I would love to invite you over to shop if you are interested in some fun personalized stationery items.. notecards, labels, stickers, notepads, etc..


Have a great night.. tomorrow is FRIDAY!